Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hazards of Egg Donation

The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine convened a panel of experts to explore the medical and psychological hazards likely to be borne by women participating as egg donors in stem cell research. The findings concluded that while the procedure is invasive, the risks are minimal to egg donors, and those having an embryo implanted following egg donation appear to experience more symptoms. Women who donate their eggs, either for research or to help an infertile couple, do not usually have embryos transferred back into them.

Also, under California law, women donating their eggs for research will receive no fee. This excludes women who donate to couples experiencing infertility. In those cases, women receive $5,000 to $10,000.

Stem Cell Panel Ponders Hazards of Egg Donation

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